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Seven Distaffers Entered in Will Rogers' Miss Ellen Stakes
Saratoga Returns won an allowance in her last start on October 3 at Will Rogers Downs.

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Seven Distaffers Entered in Will Rogers' Miss Ellen Stakes


CLAREMORE, OK—OCTOBER 14, 2020—Seven fillies and mares, topped by recent allowance winners Sizzling Fajita and Saratoga Return, are entered in Saturday’s 350-yard, $18,000 Miss Ellen Stakes at Will Rogers Downs.

A homebred daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Clint Crawford for owner Brenda Reiswig, Sizzling Fajita is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in a 300-yard, $15,200 non-winners-of-three allowance dash at Will Rogers Downs on September 18. The 3-year-old filly drew post 3 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado.

Saratoga Return is a homebred 4-year-old High Rate Of Return mare owned by Marili Mendez. Saratoga Return will be stretching out in distance off of her head victory in a 300-yard, $16,000 open-condition allowance at Will Rogers Downs on October 3.

Saratoga Return has earned $28,884 from five outs in Oklahoma and Texas this year, and his season record includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Hopey Chick, in the 350-yard, $30,000 Selma Stakes at Retama Park on the Fourth of July. The mare drew post 7 and will be ridden by Juan Pulido for trainer Fidencio Jimenez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Ima Special Reb (Kevin Camacho)
  2. Peves Eagleetta (Daniel Torres)
  3. Sizzling Fajita (Mario Delgado)
  4. Royal Cash Flash (Jorge Torres)
  5. Jazzin Okey (Justine Klaiber)
  6. Olena Sangria (Cody Wainscott)
  7. Saratoga Return (Juan Pulido)

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